Journeys in podcasting

By cdveston | Readings to inspire the podcast.

Can Kids As Young As Three Learn to Design and Create In Fab Labs?

Screen time for young children has been a hotly contested debate among parents for years. Many worry that passive consumption of media through …

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research

<i>Washington</i><p>Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot—or as under-researched—as "Maker" education.<p>The term generally refers to using a wide variety of …

Makerspaces

Most Likely to Succeed: A Film About What School Could Be

When his bright fun-loving fourth grader started failing in school and coming home frustrated, Greg knew something was wrong. The teacher called it …

Aruliden

We build brands, products and experiences that create cultural significance and fuel growth.<p>Aruliden x MoMA Design StoreRead more Aruliden Paddle …

Projects

Tools at Schools<p>Tools at Schools is a program designed to teach students the value of design as a problemsolving tool. During this program, the …

Community Idea Lab: Teacher learning in the ways we learn best.

Interactive Ear tool showing how the ear works

View The Cochlea<p>Anterior Semicircular Canal (Superior Semicircular Canal)<p>Posterior<p>Lateral Semicircular Canal (Horizontal Semicircular …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Pedagogy

What is Essential?

...Muisca project continued...<p>Working with David Sexsmith, we designed a three week project centered around symbolism, character emotions, and the …

Journalism

<i>New York Times Magazine</i>, September 5, 2008<p>An investigation of how online status-updates are creating a new, ESP-like form of contact between people: …

Audio

CBC’s “The National”<p>Apple’s Macintosh turned 30 in January, 2014 — so CBC’s nightly newscast “The National” had me on to talk about how the Mac …

INBOUND Bold Talks: Clive Thompson "How The Way You Write Changes the Way You Think"

Thinking Upon Thinking

Constructive Dialogue<p>In our second podcast journey, Dr. Aaron Kuntz explained how he and a young group of researchers created the disruptive dialogue …

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

Brecht Vandenbroucke<p><b>Minecraft is the</b> hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of …

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

O'Reilly logo

In August, I attended O’Reilly’s FOO Camp, a conference like no other, located on our shared campus in Northern California.<p>One of the things that …

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced MinecraftEDU Challenges

After three consecutive snow days starting last Friday, we’re finally back to school this week on Wednesday and my STEM class will be exploring …

Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool

Education Technology

The Current

blog<p>What happens when a teacher is given the opportunity to play? I spent some time playing with Scratch to get a sense of how my students might …

Lowe's

Caltech uses popular computer game ‘Minecraft’ as educational tool

PASADENA >> A team of Caltech researchers has mined pop culture to create a new computer game that connects with youngsters who put up a wall between …

Quantum Mechanics

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Creative geniuses in the education department of the American Museum of Natural History have been experimenting with the video game Minecraft to promote learning museum content. Their first experiment is a carefully constructed world within the Minecraft universe called FoodCraft. This program is …

Minecraft: how a game with no rules changed the rules of the game for ever

There is a new spot on the tourist trail in south Stockholm, for a particular kind of visitor.<p>The office of the Mojang company in Södermalm houses only 31 employees, along with a lot of leather sofas, a pool table and a fridge full of high-sugar energy drinks. But it is now a hallowed spot for …

Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

<b>Minecraft's creators revealed this week that the blocky freeform building game has 33 million users. It can easily become an obsession.</b><p>"You've exceeded your usage allowance," read the email from my ISP.<p>I was pretty sure I hadn't but I know a couple of people, my two boys, who might have done it for …

De-Mystifying Minecraft: How Minecraft Can Enhance What You Teach

Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

We reflected on our experiences at BarCamp and did some research on the model to make sure that we what we were offering was truly and unconference …

Journeys in Podcasting

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 | 0 comments<p>In the spirit of “keeping the spirit” of #AASSA15’s conference theme alive, <i>Making Connections- No Teacher is an</i> …